(HUBBARD, Ore.) — The Ulven Companies has named Brian Young as the general manager of its Skookum and Houston Structures business units. In this position, Young is responsible for the overall performance and results of each business, development of sales channels, new products, and manufacturing competitiveness.
Tammy Sievers, director of human resources at Ulven, said, “Brian joined our team in November; in a privately held business setting it is vitally important to not only have the skills required for the position but to also be a great cultural fit and we feel Brian is that person.” With the large number of infrastructure projects Houston Structures is currently active within, and Skookum’s expanding market presence, Young will be leading the project prioritization for each business.
Young began his career working in his family’s machine shop in the Midwest and prior to joining Skookum held a senior management position in a Fortune 100 company in the Northwest. Skookum is evolving and Young’s background in leadership and management will help guide the process as the company continues to modernize and moves into new markets.
The Ulven Companies have been in the forging industry for over 40 years, starting with the creation of Ulven Forging Inc. in 1971. The Ulven Companies now comprise a group of four different American companies and are privately held. Each company has its unique set of process capabilities in different areas of the industry and is known for bringing high quality, cost-effective products to its customers with reliability and integrity.